UCL Summer School in Ancient Philosophy
What are the origins of the world? How can we achieve happiness? What is the best form of government? Is democracy good? These are only some of the questions which ancient philosophers tried to answer more than 2,500 years ago. Their bold and unprecedented enterprise prompted an intellectual revolution, the relevance of which has not since faded. The Summer School in Ancient Philosophy aims to follow the steps of the ancient philosophers in their enquiries on the world and human life, and explore their continuing importance today.
The Summer School offers a five-day programme covering the major themes and thinkers of Ancient Philosophy. There will be four classes each day, between 10:30 am. and 3.30pm. The fee is £120. The course is not residential
Students will be assigned to teaching groups of normally not more than 15-20 people. Groups will comprise students with similar levels of knowledge of the subject.
Classes will consist of lectures, close reading of texts, and debates and will touch on a variety of themes, including ethics, metaphysics, and theories of knowledge. Texts will be studied in translation. The style of teaching is friendly, but demanding. Students are expected to actively participate in classes, and they will be invited to discuss and critically engage with texts along with other students and teachers. Our tutors include some of the most talented and passionate teachers of ancient philosophy in the London area and beyond.
The Summer School is non-residential. However, students who require somewhere to stay can (subject to availability) arrange accommodation in a University of London Hall of Residence. Details of prices, availability and information on how to book can be found on the website of the University of London. Places may be also available in a UCL Hall of Residence: for further information see the UCL Residences website.
The UCL regulatory framework for life learning applies to this Summer School.
- INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
- WHAT IS HAPPINESS? ANCIENT THEORIES ON ETHICS
- A WEEK WITH PLATO
- ON ARISTOTLE'S METAPHYSICS: BOOKS I, VII, IX
- STOICISM: NATURE, LIFE AND REASON
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